"From Pain to Poetic Justice: Reflections in Poetry" is a book filled with poems that are inspired from pain and hurt to instill justice in a poetic sense. Poetry that uplifts the down in spirit, preaches equality, and practices freedom of speech. From church, to black history to current events all make up the poems that reside in this book. Taking a stand using poetry rather than violence to express pain and anger is the method Carroll uses to be heard. In his work Carroll taps into the shoes of different people who are victims of domestic violence, being wrongfully judged in the church and many different areas and walks of life.